Monday, July 7, 2008

Adaptability





Take the world as it is, not as it ought to be.
--Old Proverb


They that will not apply new remedies must expect new evils.
--Francis Bacon

7 comments:

cbb said...

The Bacon quote is interesting to me. I was involved with Beyond War years ago, whose byline was the Einstein quote to the effect that problems cannot be solved by the same mindset that created them.

MoveOn.org just sent an email saying Obama supporters will gather at local gas stations on Wednesday to emphasize that the Dems aren't responsible for the current oil prices (as is being charged). That strikes me as a novel approach...

Bob Dylan said...

Yes, C, when I saw this quote I thought of you and Coffee and Merle--I was thinking of a number of things you'd said. Here's hoping...

goatman said...

I'm not sure of the validity of that first quote. Just 'cause its an old proverb doesn't make it true. Lets just take the world of rampant disease, sewage in the streets, dirty and dusty housing, no internet, crappy musical instruments, dawn til dusk working . . . and live there!
No thanks old proverbulator.

Stephen said...

" Space is only as deep as one makes it".
As ever be well,
Stephen Craig Rowe

Coffee Messiah said...

There's a balance in those two quotes, that is easy to understand.

Too bad people can't see just how easy it would be to make the world a better place. ; (

Bob Dylan said...

the first quote made me think many things... among them

many men stood in beautiful woodlands and said "There ought to be a big fine town here!" and they just couldn't leave it be until every tree was gone.

Anil P said...

Surviving the seemingly impossible. A tendril of life.